Weekly Notes from the Head of Preschool, 9/26

Dear Families,

I want to thank everyone who joined us for our first Preschool Coffee last Friday. We had a great turnout and a lively discussion about all things Early Childhood. If you missed this coffee hour we have another one coming up in just over a week on Friday, October 5th right after morning drop off. For this coffee hour, we will be discussing strategies that parents and families can use to help their children get the most out of their learning at home. I hope you will join us!

This Friday, the children in the E-10 building will attend our first all-school assembly. We will be accompanied by our buddies to help us learn how to sit in the big gym with the rest of the school. The assembly starts at 8:20 am so please arrive at school no later than 8:10 am this Friday.

Wine Down Wednesday
TONIGHT, September 26th Acqua California Bistro at the River in Rancho Mirage and KOOL 95.9 FM are hosting a Wine Down Wednesday event from 5 pm - 7 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and 100% of the admission proceeds benefit Palm Valley School!

October Dinner Out
Mark your calendar for the October PVS Dinner Out at California Pizza Kitchen on El Paseo on Thursday, October 18th. Dine all day, from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at California Pizza Kitchen. 20% of dine-in, takeout, catering and beverage purchases benefit PVS. Please present this flyer to qualify.

Fall Festival
Our Annual Fall Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 27th from 3 pm - 6 pm. There are games, booths, a costume contest, and activities for all ages and admission is FREE! This event is open to the public, so invite your neighbors and friends to attend, too - RSVP today.

Next Wednesday, October 3rd is Parent-Teacher conferences. Please sign up for a conference with your classroom teacher. If you are in the E-10 building, we will also be sending home a parent questionnaire to help guide the conference. There is no school that day. If you need care, please sign up as soon as possible so that we can accurately assess staffing needs. The school is also closed on Monday, October 8th for Faculty Professional Development. There is a Mini Camp available this day as well. Please visit pvs.org/camps to sign up!

Safety Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th at 9 am. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department and The Rancho Mirage Fire Department will be on hand with all of their vehicles and equipment to teach the children about their roles in keeping all of us safe. This is also our first Room Parent volunteer event. If you are interested in helping out during safety day, please let me know!

Upcoming Dates
Wednesday, September 26th - Wine Down Wednesday at 5 pm at Acqua California Bistro - $10 admission at the door benefits PVS!
Tuesday, October 2nd - PA Meeting - MPR, 8:15 am
Wednesday, October 3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences - No School (Mini Camp Available)
Monday, October 8th - Professional Development Day - No School (Mini Camp Available)
Wednesday, October 17th - Safety Day
Thursday, October 18th - Dine Out at CPK on El Paseo, 20% of your purchase benefits PVS

Mr. Klausz
Head of Preschool